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WORK To Start Next Year On Massive Health Facility At Parkhead

A £35MILLION contract for has been awarded to BAM Construction to build Scotland’s biggest health centre, at Parkhead.

North East Health Centre on Salamanca Street will be delivered on behalf of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and Glasgow Health and Social Care Partnership.

The facility will accommodate 900 staff, bringing together a number of community health services currently located at nine sites.

The design-and-build contract, awarded by hub west Scotland, is for a three-storey building spanning 10,000 square metres of clinical, support and training space and car parking.

The hub, on the site of the former Parkhead Hospital/Parkhead Health Centre, will provide GP surgeries, a pharmacy, specialist children’s services, district nursing, health visitors, social work, older people’s mental health services, learning disability services, sexual health services, addiction services, meeting rooms and a cafe.

Parkhead Library is also to be located in the complex, which is being designed by Hoskins Architects.

Work is expected to start on site in summer 2020 and be carried out in phases, takes several years to complete.

Bruce Dickson, regional director, BAM Construction, said: “We are delighted to be part of the team delivering this visionary health hub. This is a model example of the future provision of health services, moving away from a hospital setting to a community-based location which is readily accessible with good transport links.”

Ian Marley, chief executive of hub west Scotland, said: “We are very pleased to continue our partnership with BAM Construction and are confident that this very important project will build on past successes. That confidence comes from the quality of collaboration on previous projects and BAM’s experience in the health sector.”